The seventh largest city in the Bay Area, Sunnyvale is both a high-tech industry center and a sanctuary of quiet residential neighborhoods. Both enjoy the services, programs and facilities that make Sunnyvale a comfortable place to live and do business. And the city’s Department of Public Safety, which integrates police, fire and emergency response, has kept Sunnyvale ranked at the top of the nation’s safest cities.

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City Council

Santa Clara County’s second-largest city switched to district-based voting for its City Council in the 2020 primary election, with a separate at-large mayoral race. Meetings are held in the Council Chambers on at least two Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. (Photo credit: Bluestork/Shutterstock.com)

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Planning Commission

The seven-member Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the Council Chambers. (Photo credit: Vadim Manuylov)

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